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We invite you spend your January with API in Prague, a city that has earned the nickname "The Jewel in the Heart of Europe"! This program allows you to study Czech language, history and culture at the oldest university in the Czech Republic. You'll earn credit while experiencing life in one of Europe's most enchanting cities!

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking


On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation


Monthly Cultural Activities


Resident Director


Medical and Life Insurance

Transit Pass

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • 3.0 G.P.A. (2.7 G.P.A. considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Supplemental application requirements are solicited upon receipt of API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Entry requirement: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Jan-Term Jan 3, 2023 - Jan 20, 2023 $4,500 Nov 1, 2023 No Extension Dec 1, 2022

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Prague programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Dresden Day Trip*

    Students will go on a guided tour in the historical city followed by an ascent to the dome of Frauen Kirche. This trip also includes free time for Christmas markets and other Dresden attractions such as the Zwinger Gallery, Porcelaine Museum, and Dresden Castle.

    *Please note that this optional trip can be included for an additional fee of $70. Students will have an opportunity to sign up for this trip prior to their arrival on-site.

  • Prague Peace Trail

    Students will tour the Prague Trail for Peace and Non-Violent Resistance,devoted to people who, without violence, have defended life and human rights against dehumanizing evil, fear and indifference. Students will visit Milíč House, connected to precious Přemysl Pitter’s, a place where the rescue of hundreds of children was organized. Other spots to visit include Náměstí Míru (Peace Square), the house of František and Riva Kriegel, Jan Bouchal, Františka Plamínková, and the Letná Metronome.

  • Karlovy Vary Day Trip*

    Students will have the opportunity to explore Karlovy Vary, a Bohemian spa town filled with thermal springs. After visiting the Jan Becher Museum and Visitor Centre, students will have free time for lunch as well as a guided walk through the architectural and historical city center. Karlovy Vary has been used as the backdrop is several movies, including Last Holiday and Casino Royale, in addition to the Palace Bristol Hotel, which served as a model for the Grand Budapest Hotel.

    *Please note that this optional trip can be included for an additional fee of $60. Students will have an opportunity to sign up for this trip prior to their arrival on site.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3 U.S. semester credits available

Established in 1348, Charles University still carries the name and legacy of its founder, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. With more than 600 years of tradition, the university is considered to be one of the most research-intensive and international institutions in the world.

API students at Charles University during the January term can choose from architectural history to Czech language. All courses, with the exception of Czech language courses, are offered in English.


API students will receive a transcript from Charles University upon completion of their program.

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    Anna Foster

    Anna Foster will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!


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    Jana Rückerová

    Jana Rückerová will be your Resident Director in Prague and resource for you on-site!


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Students will enroll in one course during the January Term. All courses are equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits. Classes will meet 4 hours per day during the January session.

Courses at Charles University (Jan Term)

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  • Classes taught in English (with the exception of language courses)

API students in Prague will live in university residence halls.

API students at Charles University will usually stay in the Komenského kolej (dormitory) near the Prague Castle, a 10-minute walk to the castle, a 30-minute walk to the main university building, and a twenty-minute tram ride to the historic Old Town. The dormitory offers conveniences that any student would need to live and study abroad. The residence hall includes in-room kitchenettes (with larger, shared kitchens available), as well as a laundry room, community room, study room, small gym (fee required), wi-fi, housekeeping (on a limited basis), gated entry with student ID access, and breakfast served Monday-Friday (excluding holidays).